Sailing to Babylon Shortlisted for the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize

I'm filled with joy to learn that Sailing to Babylon has been shortlisted for the Canadian category of the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize. For my page at the Griffin Poetry Prize Web site, click here. For the official announcement, click here. For the CBC story, click here. For the Globe and Mail article, click here. For the National Post story, click here. For the Toronto Star item, click here. For the Quill & Quire pieces, click here and here. And finally, for the article in the Woodstock Sentinel-Review, my hometown newspaper and onetime employer, click here. Heartfelt thanks to judges Suzanne Buffam, Mark Doty, and Wang Ping. Warm congratulations to the other Canadian finalists, David McFadden and Ian Williams, and the international finalists, Alan Shapiro (U.S.), Brenda Shaughnessy (U.S.), Jennifer Maiden (Australia), and Ghassan Zaqtan (Palestine) with his translator Fady Joudah (U.S.).